Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Best Use of Delta SkyMiles: Africa to America

Some would argue that any use of a Delta SkyMiles is the best use of Delta SkyMiles. I've had my frustrations with booking an award ticket on Delta to the point that I just want to get rid of all them. I thought I had an 80k business class award ticket booked to Mt. Kilimanjaro only to find out that it was a mixed cabin.

$150 Redeposit Fee? Delta’s Computers Don’t Know The Cancellation Policy

So there I was, excited that my Delta reservation to Kilimanjaro in business was finally confirmed. After months of trying, I thought I finally had it. Then I received the confirmation email and to...

Live From Jakarta! Garuda’s 90% Off Sale, 100% Unavailable

The sale of the decade, everything must go, better than my first orgasm, were words used to describe Garuda's 90% off sale. For those of you from Michigan, it was akin to Mr. Allen's...

Sanya, China: Struggling To Find Where to Stay

I'm putting the final touches on my Year of the Monkey Trip Report which starts soon and covers the following places: New York, New York  Bangkok, Thailand Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Jakarta, Indonesia Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia   Guangzhou, China  Hong Kong  Shenzhen, China Sanya,...

JetBlue to Colombia: Taking Advantage Of A Flash Sale

Who wants to see more pics of the inside of an airplane? Nobody. This review has nothing to do with the flying machine I took to Cartagena and more to do with taking advantage of flash sales and getting over the stigma of flying coach. Unlike hoarders, I do not have a stash of points that keep me warm at night.

Mt. Kilimanjaro Trip Planning: Delta’s Crazy Points Pricing

Imaginary trip planning is my favorite hobby. It starts innocently enough with the question, "Where should we go next?" Inquisitive, I start looking at routing options. From there, I start checking points availability. With...

Michigan Vs Ohio State: Points With A Purpose

Thanksgiving is a time to see family, watch Lions football, and eat like a hungry wolf. This year it is also a time to plan my descent onto the great city of Columbus, Ohio for...

Switching Hotels for Status: How Much Is Too Much?

Good afternoon from Cyprus, home to beautiful beaches and the opportunity to stay at the same hotel for multiple nights in a row. For the past few weeks, I've been on the run. It's...

Aegean Air Bait & Switch: Any Recs?

It's travel day! I'm going to Moscow in just a few hours. Before I takeoff, I am trying to book my flight from Cyprus to Amman. I searched it on ITA Matrix and found it...

Money Or Status? I’ll Take the Latter

The question of the day is which would you rather have,  if you could choose one,  money or status?  The reason I pose this question is because I just checked into the Marriott Grand...
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